Saint Martin Walser Settlement – UNESCO-Welterbe Tektonikarena Sardona
Walsersiedlung Sankt Martin

Saint Martin Walser Settlement

The former Walser settlement of Sankt Martin lies peacefully in the unique landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Tectonic Arena Sardona. From 1346 to 1653 the Calfeisental was home to the free Walser, who had immigrated from the Upper Valais. Today you feel like you are in an open-air museum: small wooden houses with colourful flower pots, a small lake with a water mill, the small church and a restaurant with fresh bread from the wood stove. The charm and romance of this village alone are worth a visit.

But not only culture lovers, but also nature lovers get their money’s worth here. Because Saint Martin is the ideal starting point to explore the Tectonic Arena Sardona. For example on a round hike to the SAC Sardona Hut. This, in turn, is the ideal starting point to climb Piz Sardona, the namesake of the World Heritage Site, or to reach Flims via Trinser Furgga, to take the Sardona World Heritage Trail No. 73 to Weisstannen via the Heidelpass, or to get toElm via Foopass.

In and around Saint Martin you also have the unique opportunity to spot bearded vultures in the wild. Between 2010 and 2014, a total of 12 young bearded vultures were reintroduced in the region.

Saint Martin Walser Settlement

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